Vintage helicopter crashes in W. Virginia killing all 6 people aboard

8 days ago

Logan County news, West Virginia news.

The National Transportation Safety Board and the FAA are investigating a horrific helicopter crash involving a vintage chopper that was used during the Vietnam War.

According to the Logan Emergency Management Deputy Director Sonya Porter confirmed that six people were killed and that there were no survivors in Wednesday’s crash.

The helicopter, also known as Huey, went down during an aircraft event in Logan County. Porter added that “at the time the crash occurred, the weather was clear.”

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  • Eyewitness Bobbi Childs told reporters that seeing the aftermath of the deadly crash left her traumatized.

    “I went up to the helicopter, but the fire was just so hot, so intense,” before she ran back to safety, tearfully, she said.

    Logan Emergency Management Ray Bryant said that the aircraft was completely on fire when firefighters arrived noting that he had seen “no crashes of this magnitude.”